Solitary Bees: Identification and Ecology

Friday, July 14, 2017 to Friday, July 21, 2017

Flatford Mill, Suffolk

This week-long course will introduce participants to the identification and ecology of solitary bees including nesting and foraging requirements, hosts and associated aculeate nest parasites.
Introduction to the identification of genera and species will be through a combination of presentations, field visits and microscope workshops using keys and prepared specimens.
By the end of the course participants should be more confident in identifying the more commonly encountered families and genera.  The week-long format will allow participants to fully immerse themselves in the topic and really consolidate their day-to-day learning.